The Poverty and Inequality Commission has published a report making recommendations to make transport more affordable and accountable for people on low incomes in Scotland.
Transport was identified as a priority for the Commission when it consulted on what issues it should focus on. A Commission working group reviewed existing evidence relating to transport and poverty, and worked with the Poverty Alliance, Oxfam and HUG to hold two workshops with people with lived experience of poverty to explore their experiences of transport and ideas for change.
The Commission has made thirteen recommendations covering issues including affordability, accountability, taking a rights-based approach to transport, involving communities in designing transport services and better meeting the needs of women and disabled travellers.
Download: Transport and Poverty in Scotland
The Poverty Alliance, working with Oxfam and HUG, organised and facilitated two workshops for the Commission with people with lived experience of poverty, which informed the Commission’s recommendations. Summaries from the two workshops are available below.
Download: Glasgow Transport Event
Download: Lairg Transport Event